Thursday, January 13, 2005

"Getting It", NOT

This, sent by a friend ...

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Strippers Make Money: Career Day

PALO ALTO, Calif. A popular speaker at a Palo Alto middle school's annual career day might not be invited back after he advised students that stripping -- yes exotic dancing -- could be a lucrative potential profession.

William Fried (freed) informed eighth-grade students at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School in Palo Alto on Tuesday that exotic dancing was a lucrative career move -- offering as much as a quarter (m) million dollars annually. He also said the exact amount of financial opportunity was directly proportional to the dancer's bust size. Fried is the president of Foster City's Precision Selling, a management consulting firm.

He told students: "The truth of the matter is you can earn a tremendous amount of money as an exotic dancer, if that's your desire."

Fried has given his 55-minute talk "The Secret of a Happy Life" to students for the past three years. He also distributed a tip sheet that includes a list of 140 careers, ranging from accounting to wrestling, as well as exotic dancing and stripping.

The school's principal plans to send some apologetic letters home with students.

Fried says he doesn't think he offended anyone.

 
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Let me repeat: Fried says he doesn't think he offended anyone.

Um, okay. Can someone out there please explain why this joker has a job while I am unemployable?


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Academic Job Applications: 2

Non-academic Job Applications: 6 (editor for professional journal (2), scientific assistant, lab supervisor (2), and production editor (part-time) -- this last potential position, if I get it, guarantees that I cannot pay my rent even though I would be employed. Oh, joy).

Academic Job Rejections: 1

Non-academic Job Rejections: 1 (Editor for a (unnamed here) professional scientific publication -- this rejection hurt, too).

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2 Peer Reviews:

Blogger PZ Myers said...

Well, gee, did you remember to include your bust size in your CV?

I've got nothing against stripping or strippers, but it's not exactly a long-term career, and I don't think we need to be advising middle school girls that they too can have a rich future if they embrace the virtues of being an attractive piece of meat.

12:28 PM  
Blogger GrrlScientist said...

Hrm ... I think I'll need to embellish those credentials! Do you think I'll get fired for doing that?

12:44 PM  

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